Carry It Anywhere: Trail and Yoga Edition
To celebrate Memorial May, Equest Hooves for Heroes and Warrior Spirit Project will host Carry It Anywhere, a fundraising event in partnership with Carry The Load where participants can carry it on the trail and in a yoga class! Carry It Anywhere will take place on Sunday, May 16, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Equest at Texas Horse Park (811 Pemberton Hill Road, Building 4, Dallas, TX 75217). Suggested donation is $50 or more. Register here. Comfortable walking shoes, water bottles, yoga mats, and masks are suggested. Call Equest at 972-412-1099 for more information.
The event begins with a one-hour, round-trip guided hike through the Trinity River Forest for the annual flag replacement to honor the many veterans who have served our country. Then, stretch, meditate, and restore in a Yoga with Horses class led by Warrior Spirit Project, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the spirit of veterans and first responders through “yoga, dogs, and dirt.”
Carry It Anywhere will benefit Equest’s Hooves for Heroes program that is committed to helping veterans and military families successfully transition to civilian life by leveraging the healing power of horses. Equest is proud to be a seven-year Carry The Load nonprofit partner and an original member of the “Continuum of Care,” CTL’s collaborative network of nonprofits dedicated to providing year-round support for those who sacrifice on our behalf.
“I’ll be participating to honor my friend, LTC. Daniel Holland, a post 9-11 veteran who sacrificed everything in support of the Global War on Terrorism and died in combat on May 18, 2006,” said Jeff Hensley, Equest board member and co-founder of Equest Hooves for Heroes. “We hope you join us in raising a flag to raise awareness for our fallen soldiers and to raise funds to provide healing services for the mind, body, and soul of our warriors.”
ABOUT CARRY THE LOAD
Carry The Load is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2011 by veteran U.S. Navy SEALs Clint Bruce and Stephen Holley. Carry The Load’s mission is to provide an active way to honor and remember our nation’s heroes by connecting Americans to the sacrifices made by our military, veterans, first responders and their families. For more information, visit http://www.carrytheload.org. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Founded in 1981, Equest provides equine assisted learning, therapies and counseling to children and adults with physical, cognitive, sensory, coping and learning disabilities and veterans with adjustment challenges. The services provided include physical and occupational therapy, equine facilitated counseling and equine assisted learning, therapeutic carriage driving, therapeutic horsemanship and competition. With the help of 30 therapy horses, eight instructors, four therapists, three counselors, and 700 volunteers, lives are changed for more than 2,000 served annually. Equest was the first PATH International Premier Accredited Center in Texas and remains one of the largest in the country. Equest offers an engaging volunteer program that provides 30,000 hours of direct program service opportunities each year. www.equest.org
ABOUT WARRIOR SPIRIT PROJECT
Warrior Spirit Project’s mission is to bolster purpose and strengthen the spirit of veterans and first responders (Warriors) through yoga, dogs and dirt, offering tools for resilience, growth and meaningful community engagement. Wounded Warrior Spirit is the “Nonprofit Award” recipient of D CEO’s 2019 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards. www.warriorspiritproject.org
Photo Credit: Colin Fitzgerald